Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley today released the following statement on the proposed merger of DuPont and Dow Chemical.  The Judiciary Committee has jurisdiction over antitrust policy.

“DuPont and Dow are two titans of American industry and the proposed merger demands serious scrutiny.  Federal regulators are responsible for examining and approving the transaction to make sure that it’s not anticompetitive.  Vigorous enforcement of the antitrust laws is imperative to maintaining an open, fair and competitive marketplace.   I’ll be listening to Iowa farmers and consumers about any concerns they may have with this proposal, and the Judiciary Committee will be exercising its appropriate oversight function.”